Originally Posted by zuzu8
I just found out it was a non-fasting blood test, but still, 145 is suspiciously high wouldn't you say?
It can be suspicious, or it might not be...suppose your friend had just ingested a significant amount of glucose prior to the test--one possibility, for example, would be that a 32 oz gatorade had been consumed after a workout. There is an oral glucose tolerance test that examines the response and if 75g of glucose is administered, then the ranges are: fasting (60-110), 1 hr ( up to 200), 2 hr (up to 140) in mg/dL; however, 140-200 mg/dL at 2 hr indicates impaired glucose tolerance.
The second question, from my personal development of type II, I didn't associate the tiredness as a symptom until after the diagnosis in 2000. As far back as 1997, my fasting was 124 mg/dL when tested. The frequent urination did not really occur, for me, until my fasting levels were in the 300+ mg/dL range.
Finally, going back to the first question on a non-fasting test. I have experimented with sugar loads, now, with my diabetes well controlled by current weight and exercise and I find that I cannot make it exceed 125 mg/dL, regarless of what I eat.